The Atlantic – DNA is fundamentally a way of storing information. Now, for the first time, researchers from the University of Washington have managed to take over a computer by encoding a malicious program in DNA.
Utility Dive – West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice (R) is proposing a federal homeland security incentive he says would help ensure the security of the Eastern power grid, as well as preserve coal jobs in Eastern states.
Oil & Gas Journal – The US Office of Natural Resources Revenue announced on Aug. 7 that it is repealing higher royalty rates for production of oil, gas, and coal on federal and Indian land that the Obama administration imposed on July 1, 2016.
STAT – A blood test can detect DNA associated with nasopharyngeal cancer in seemingly healthy people, leading to earlier diagnosis and saving lives, researchers in Hong Kong reported on Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine.
Business Insider – An investigative unit overseen by the Better Business Bureau has recommended that secretary of education Betsy DeVos' brain training company, Neurocore LLC, remove claims from its website that suggest it can help treat illnesses without medication.